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Inglesia de San Francisco Church is adjacent to Hotel Plaza San Francisco. Consecrated in 1622, oldest Church in South America. Although underwhelming from street level, the details and beauty inside are truly amazing.
The oldest church in Chile's capital city represents an important part of Chile's history and the presence catholicism still has in the country. The church has also been home to different tales and myths and survived many strong earthquakes through the centuries and if that's...More
This original church is small but peaceful and attached to cloisters that are lovely. With luck a peacock will strut his full feathers in the cloister garden. If not just enjoy the peace and serenity of this spot.
The Iglesia de San Francisco is the oldest building in Santiago, having survived numerous earthquakes and other natural disasters. The Church was constructed in 1618, and replaced the original Chapel built by Santiago's founder, Pedro de Valdivia. Inside the Iglesia you'll find the 4 foot...More
Earthquakes have a pesky way of knocking down everything that was built before about 1960 in Chile. Iglesia San Francisco is the exception to the rule. It is almost twice as old as the second oldest building in Santiago. It is a not a grand...More
Recently while on holiday in Chile we visited this church only to be mugged ( scam ) being squirted with a substance and told it was pigeon poo from an old guy.
The younger guy ( obviously worked together) then proceeded to try and assist...More